Monday, April 11, 2011

Birding report for April 10, 2011.

Morning temperature was 30 degrees when I left home at 6:10 a.m.

Summer birds, winter birds and resident birds made for an interesting quiet
morning of birding broken by episodes of  Red wing Blackbird's and Yellow
headed Blackbirds and Canadian geese who were calling along with the Black-
crowned Night Heron's who were making loud woc sounds. I sat on the grass
for awhile to listen to them, and I saw two at the edge of the pond and
when I started scanning the tree's found five more. (One was what looked
like a first spring night heron with no black in the head or on the mantle.
The other six were adults.
I wondered if the first spring night heron was the one Richard and Carol
raised after it fell from it's nest last year.

Birds listed below are the birds that were seen from 6:30a.m. to 9:30a.m.
at Willow Creek.

American Goldfinch (male)
Tree Swallows
Yellow-rumped Warbler's (Audubon)They were in almost every tree.
Great Egret at top of a  tall tree near pond.The long plumes extended down
his back beyond his tail. The sun shining on him made for a great picture.
Western Kingbird's
Brown headed Cowbird's
Bullock's Oriole at the top of a Cottonwood tree.
Red-naped Sapsucker
Pied Billed Grebe's
Western Bluebird's
Cinnamon Teal (male)
Black Phoebe's
Say's Phoebe
Brewer's Blackbird
Northern Mockingbird's (2)
Anna's Hummingbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird's
Mourning Dove's
Black chinned Hummingbird
Verdin
Song Sparrow's (2)
American Kestrel
Black-crowned Night Heron's (7) at Ed's pond making lots of noise.
Gambel's Quail
House Finch
Common Raven
Lesser Goldfinch
Red winged Blackbird's
Great tailed Grackle's
White crowned Sparrow's
Eurasian Collared Dove
Rock Dove's (one was pure white with a white and black striped tail pattern)

The Northern Shoveler's have appeared to have left Willow Creek. Carol and
I discussed the American Wigeon's Richard said there were three this
morning on their ponds.
On my way home I stopped at the Mountain Falls ponds and 95 American
Wigeon's were seen there.


Submitted by
Darlene Feener
Pahrump, Nevada